One of the biggest mistakes anyone seeking to make money online can ever make is heading over to Google and typing in “How to make money online”. It’s only a mistake because from there you’re likely going to be led from pillar to post, losing a lot of money in the process as you come to realise that you cannot simply buy an online money-making opportunity that actually works. If you want to make money online – money you can really make a noise about – you will have to create your own online money making opportunity.
It’s not as bad as it sounds, because you don’t have to reinvent the wheel in any way. There are various tools available to you which you can use to create those online money making opportunities you seek to profit from, but the bottom line is pretty much all the e-books you’ll come across and coaching programs, “masterminds,” etc – pretty much all of these things simply don’t work.
A necessary learning curve
Getting burned by what are very cleverly disguised scams (we have to call them what they are) is often touted as a necessary part of the journey, if only for the lessons learned, but I reckon it’s a lesson we can all do without!
The fundamentals of making money online
So getting into the meat of the matter, the basics of making money online are indeed BASIC. People tend to complicate things by buying into all the hype doing the rounds, which admittedly is very cunning in the deployment of some very persuasive psychology and language.
Ultimately if you’re to make money online you have to sell value in some or other form. Value exists in many different forms and it can either be created by you directly or you can sell the value that is created by others. Value you would create yourself can take the form of something like an e-book discussing some topic you’re an expert on or one which offers a solution to a problem you are suitably qualified to solve. Value you create yourself can also exist in the form of something like a consultation service you render, which brings into focus the manner through which you would collect payment for that service. You can learn more about the Callmart app, which can be used as an alternative, more efficient way of billing what would be your clients who take up your consultancy service.
Otherwise the value that you don’t create yourself can also be monetized in pretty much the same ways. You can either sell an e-book or info product which was created by someone else or you can refer clients to someone running a consultancy business.
Advertising space or an advertising service are also some value propositions which can be sold, but everything boils down to selling value as the basics of making money online. Keep that in mind next time you come across an online income opportunity and the cunningly persuasive sales copy has you believing the completing a purchase for some starter kit will flood your bank account with money!